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 Author: nologolego View Messages Posted By nologolego
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nologolego (221)

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I have a lot of older parts from sets I parted out many years ago and stored
away. I had originally intended to use them for my own creations, but am now
more inclined to sell them. They have never been played with and are in great
condition. However, some of the whites have yellowed a bit with age. I am having
a dilemma as to what to do with these white parts. Do I list them as new, since
they have never been played with? Do I sort through them and pick out the whitest
ones, and only list those as new? And if so how do I determine how white is
white enough? Do I list the yellowed ones as used and make note of the yellowing?
Do I just keep all white parts out of my inventory to avoid potential unhappy
customers? Any advice is appreciated.
 Author: Soviet View Messages Posted By Soviet
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In Selling, nologolego writes:
  I have a lot of older parts from sets I parted out many years ago and stored
away. I had originally intended to use them for my own creations, but am now
more inclined to sell them. They have never been played with and are in great
condition. However, some of the whites have yellowed a bit with age. I am having
a dilemma as to what to do with these white parts. Do I list them as new, since
they have never been played with? Do I sort through them and pick out the whitest
ones, and only list those as new? And if so how do I determine how white is
white enough? Do I list the yellowed ones as used and make note of the yellowing?
Do I just keep all white parts out of my inventory to avoid potential unhappy
customers? Any advice is appreciated.

I have the same problem and I tried to pick out the ones that are a bit yellowish
but after 15 minutes I just started to see all the parts as yellowed and it was
just a huge waste of time and my eyesight. In the end I decided to sell all my
whites as new with 50% sale, even though 95% of my white parts are brand sparkling
white. I also put a disclaimer on my store terms page. I guess it is a compromise
of sorts and a big sale like that on one color can attract buyers. I think.
 Author: nologolego View Messages Posted By nologolego
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nologolego (221)

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In Selling, Soviet writes:
  In Selling, nologolego writes:
  I have a lot of older parts from sets I parted out many years ago and stored
away. I had originally intended to use them for my own creations, but am now
more inclined to sell them. They have never been played with and are in great
condition. However, some of the whites have yellowed a bit with age. I am having
a dilemma as to what to do with these white parts. Do I list them as new, since
they have never been played with? Do I sort through them and pick out the whitest
ones, and only list those as new? And if so how do I determine how white is
white enough? Do I list the yellowed ones as used and make note of the yellowing?
Do I just keep all white parts out of my inventory to avoid potential unhappy
customers? Any advice is appreciated.

I have the same problem and I tried to pick out the ones that are a bit yellowish
but after 15 minutes I just started to see all the parts as yellowed and it was
just a huge waste of time and my eyesight. In the end I decided to sell all my
whites as new with 50% sale, even though 95% of my white parts are brand sparkling
white. I also put a disclaimer on my store terms page. I guess it is a compromise
of sorts and a big sale like that on one color can attract buyers. I think.

Thanks for sharing your experience. I had the same problem when I tried to pick
out the whitest pieces. I even used a "daylight" lamp that I use for determining
the various grays, but that didn't seem to help much with the whites. Everything
still seemed to look some shade of yellow.

How did your sale work out? Did anyone complain about the white parts they recieved?
 Author: runner.caller View Messages Posted By runner.caller
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  In Selling, nologolego writes:
Did anyone complain about the white parts they received?

MOC builders really shouldn't complain.

I made a custom white train by ripping off a lego design and I used both new
and used white bricks sourced from BL.

You can tell that some of the pieces don't match exactly the same shades
of white from a few inches away, but this becomes less noticeable from a foot
and beyond.

I know some people are OCD, but even if they got all sparkly brand new whites,
what ever they build with it will eventually yellow over time anyway.

Probably varies with order qtys too. If someone buys 50 2x4 bricks for a moc,
they aren't likely to complain about a few slight yellowish here and there
and can likely hide the worst ones as filler.

However, I could see someone who maybe only orders two 2x4 bricks complaining
if they don't match hues as they may be completing a set assembly vs a moc.
 Author: runner.caller View Messages Posted By runner.caller
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In Selling, runner.caller writes:
  
  In Selling, nologolego writes:
Did anyone complain about the white parts they received?

MOC builders really shouldn't complain.

I made a custom white train by ripping off a lego design and I used both new
and used white bricks sourced from BL.

You can tell that some of the pieces don't match exactly the same shades
of white from a few inches away, but this becomes less noticeable from a foot
and beyond.

I know some people are OCD, but even if they got all sparkly brand new whites,
what ever they build with it will eventually yellow over time anyway.

Probably varies with order qtys too. If someone buys 50 2x4 bricks for a moc,
they aren't likely to complain about a few slight yellowish here and there
and can likely hide the worst ones as filler.

However, I could see someone who maybe only orders two 2x4 bricks complaining
if they don't match hues as they may be completing a set assembly vs a moc.
 
 Author: nologolego View Messages Posted By nologolego
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nologolego (221)

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In Selling, runner.caller writes:
  In Selling, runner.caller writes:
  
  In Selling, nologolego writes:
Did anyone complain about the white parts they received?

MOC builders really shouldn't complain.

I made a custom white train by ripping off a lego design and I used both new
and used white bricks sourced from BL.

You can tell that some of the pieces don't match exactly the same shades
of white from a few inches away, but this becomes less noticeable from a foot
and beyond.

I know some people are OCD, but even if they got all sparkly brand new whites,
what ever they build with it will eventually yellow over time anyway.

Probably varies with order qtys too. If someone buys 50 2x4 bricks for a moc,
they aren't likely to complain about a few slight yellowish here and there
and can likely hide the worst ones as filler.

However, I could see someone who maybe only orders two 2x4 bricks complaining
if they don't match hues as they may be completing a set assembly vs a moc.

I like your black and white train! It makes we wonder what other classic sets
might look like in black and white.
 Author: Soviet View Messages Posted By Soviet
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In Selling, nologolego writes:
  In Selling, Soviet writes:
  In Selling, nologolego writes:
  I have a lot of older parts from sets I parted out many years ago and stored
away. I had originally intended to use them for my own creations, but am now
more inclined to sell them. They have never been played with and are in great
condition. However, some of the whites have yellowed a bit with age. I am having
a dilemma as to what to do with these white parts. Do I list them as new, since
they have never been played with? Do I sort through them and pick out the whitest
ones, and only list those as new? And if so how do I determine how white is
white enough? Do I list the yellowed ones as used and make note of the yellowing?
Do I just keep all white parts out of my inventory to avoid potential unhappy
customers? Any advice is appreciated.

I have the same problem and I tried to pick out the ones that are a bit yellowish
but after 15 minutes I just started to see all the parts as yellowed and it was
just a huge waste of time and my eyesight. In the end I decided to sell all my
whites as new with 50% sale, even though 95% of my white parts are brand sparkling
white. I also put a disclaimer on my store terms page. I guess it is a compromise
of sorts and a big sale like that on one color can attract buyers. I think.

Thanks for sharing your experience. I had the same problem when I tried to pick
out the whitest pieces. I even used a "daylight" lamp that I use for determining
the various grays, but that didn't seem to help much with the whites. Everything
still seemed to look some shade of yellow.

How did your sale work out? Did anyone complain about the white parts they recieved?

Nobody complained so far. I think people see that it's on discount, which
makes the expectations more realistic - and clear terms help too. But this leads
to a problem down the line, when all the "problematic" pieces are sold. What
do I do then? Keep the discount? What if there's still that one leftover
piece that's yellowed?

But I think buyers are kinda more tolerant about white color, like people below
said. Maybe the whole 50% discount thing isn't even necessary?
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In Selling, Soviet writes:
  In Selling, nologolego writes:
  In Selling, Soviet writes:
  In Selling, nologolego writes:
  I have a lot of older parts from sets I parted out many years ago and stored
away. I had originally intended to use them for my own creations, but am now
more inclined to sell them. They have never been played with and are in great
condition. However, some of the whites have yellowed a bit with age. I am having
a dilemma as to what to do with these white parts. Do I list them as new, since
they have never been played with? Do I sort through them and pick out the whitest
ones, and only list those as new? And if so how do I determine how white is
white enough? Do I list the yellowed ones as used and make note of the yellowing?
Do I just keep all white parts out of my inventory to avoid potential unhappy
customers? Any advice is appreciated.

I have the same problem and I tried to pick out the ones that are a bit yellowish
but after 15 minutes I just started to see all the parts as yellowed and it was
just a huge waste of time and my eyesight. In the end I decided to sell all my
whites as new with 50% sale, even though 95% of my white parts are brand sparkling
white. I also put a disclaimer on my store terms page. I guess it is a compromise
of sorts and a big sale like that on one color can attract buyers. I think.

Thanks for sharing your experience. I had the same problem when I tried to pick
out the whitest pieces. I even used a "daylight" lamp that I use for determining
the various grays, but that didn't seem to help much with the whites. Everything
still seemed to look some shade of yellow.

How did your sale work out? Did anyone complain about the white parts they recieved?

Nobody complained so far. I think people see that it's on discount, which
makes the expectations more realistic - and clear terms help too. But this leads
to a problem down the line, when all the "problematic" pieces are sold. What
do I do then? Keep the discount? What if there's still that one leftover
piece that's yellowed?

But I think buyers are kinda more tolerant about white color, like people below
said. Maybe the whole 50% discount thing isn't even necessary?

I bought from Soviet a few days ago. The reason was the 50% sale. Feel free to
contact me in a few weeks when I receive it and I will let you know if I was
happy with it or not. As people said already, if the price is low more errors
are acceptable. Personally I throw away parts that are noticeable yellowed. If
they are rare i would sell them at a cheap price with a description telling it
is yellowed.

In my point of view you can do whatever you like as long as you inform the customers.
The more precisely you inform, the less chance you will get a complaint. Also,
if you get a complaint, give the customer a partial refund or coupon
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Daylight LEDs will give you the best chance at an accurate color. There is another
factor to look at. The CRI (Color Rendering Index) will dictate how accurate
the colors you see are. This scale only came to be after LEDs were introduced.
The scale is from 1 to 100 (100 being the best). Most Daylight LEDs will hit
between 60-85. The higher the index the better you will perceive color. If
it is not labeled on the packaging you can assume the bulb was never tested and
is likely in the 60-70 range. Typically bulbs with a higher CRI are more expensive.
I have a single 95 bulb I use, it is quite impressive the difference it makes
and how much strain it takes off your eyes.
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In Selling, VOTB writes:
  Daylight LEDs will give you the best chance at an accurate color. There is another
factor to look at. The CRI (Color Rendering Index) will dictate how accurate
the colors you see are. This scale only came to be after LEDs were introduced.
The scale is from 1 to 100 (100 being the best). Most Daylight LEDs will hit
between 60-85. The higher the index the better you will perceive color. If
it is not labeled on the packaging you can assume the bulb was never tested and
is likely in the 60-70 range. Typically bulbs with a higher CRI are more expensive.
I have a single 95 bulb I use, it is quite impressive the difference it makes
and how much strain it takes off your eyes.

Great advice! I was not aware of the CRI rating. I am going to look for a high
CRI rated bulb to use in the lamp I use for identifying colors. Thanks.
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In Selling, VOTB writes:
  Daylight LEDs will give you the best chance at an accurate color. There is another
factor to look at. The CRI (Color Rendering Index) will dictate how accurate
the colors you see are. This scale only came to be after LEDs were introduced.
The scale is from 1 to 100 (100 being the best). Most Daylight LEDs will hit
between 60-85. The higher the index the better you will perceive color. If
it is not labeled on the packaging you can assume the bulb was never tested and
is likely in the 60-70 range. Typically bulbs with a higher CRI are more expensive.
I have a single 95 bulb I use, it is quite impressive the difference it makes
and how much strain it takes off your eyes.

Thanks for sharing on this CRI info! Never heard of that.
I’ve got a 3-bulb lamp that I’ve been using regular light bulbs in. One burned
out recently.
Checked a hardware store recently, and most of the daylight LED 60W replacements
didn’t have a rating.
However, one 6-pack was marked with 81+ CRI. It was on sale for $5.99 and had
a $4.00 mail in rebate to boot.
I figured $2 for 6 daylight LED bulbs with 81 CRI was a pretty good deal.
I did pop one in and just the daylight vs the warm white is going to be oh so
helpful.
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In Selling, nologolego writes:
  I have a lot of older parts from sets I parted out many years ago and stored
away. I had originally intended to use them for my own creations, but am now
more inclined to sell them. They have never been played with and are in great
condition. However, some of the whites have yellowed a bit with age. I am having
a dilemma as to what to do with these white parts. Do I list them as new, since
they have never been played with? Do I sort through them and pick out the whitest
ones, and only list those as new? And if so how do I determine how white is
white enough? Do I list the yellowed ones as used and make note of the yellowing?
Do I just keep all white parts out of my inventory to avoid potential unhappy
customers? Any advice is appreciated.

It is tough with white but most people are realistic about white, still will
get the overly critical PITA at times. I completely understand being picky about
stuff but you also have to be realistic too.

I just pulled 4 terribly yellowed NEW white parts from a batch. I am pretty confident
that some lego is yellowing due to reaction with a plastic it is stored in. I
have a biker scout Mini-fig that almost looks tan but helmet is nice and white.
I am 100% positive it was not that way when I put it into the plastic zip baggie.
I have been seeing some new blue parts discoloring as well.
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In Selling, nologolego writes:
  I have a lot of older parts from sets I parted out many years ago and stored
away. I had originally intended to use them for my own creations, but am now
more inclined to sell them. They have never been played with and are in great
condition. However, some of the whites have yellowed a bit with age. I am having
a dilemma as to what to do with these white parts. Do I list them as new, since
they have never been played with? Do I sort through them and pick out the whitest
ones, and only list those as new? And if so how do I determine how white is
white enough? Do I list the yellowed ones as used and make note of the yellowing?
Do I just keep all white parts out of my inventory to avoid potential unhappy
customers? Any advice is appreciated.

We have had a bit over 12,000 orders in our store since opening and we have had
zero complaints of any color variations of any of our stock in all colors that
we have sold and more then 95% of our sales are of parts. So as long as the color
differences are not too much then I think most buyers are understanding of the
fact that there are going to be slight variations of certain colors.

Jim.
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   Do I just keep all white parts out of my inventory to avoid potential unhappy
customers? Any advice is appreciated.

If selling them as "new" parts, then make sure you add that they are old "new"
stock, and are yellowed.
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In Selling, nologolego writes:
  I have a lot of older parts from sets I parted out many years ago and stored
away. I had originally intended to use them for my own creations, but am now
more inclined to sell them. They have never been played with and are in great
condition. However, some of the whites have yellowed a bit with age. I am having
a dilemma as to what to do with these white parts. Do I list them as new, since
they have never been played with? Do I sort through them and pick out the whitest
ones, and only list those as new? And if so how do I determine how white is
white enough? Do I list the yellowed ones as used and make note of the yellowing?
Do I just keep all white parts out of my inventory to avoid potential unhappy
customers? Any advice is appreciated.

I myself and my wife do a very extensive qaulity check of older new parts but
still only want to offer customers the best qaulity of bricks
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In Selling, nologolego writes:
  I have a lot of older parts from sets I parted out many years ago and stored
away. I had originally intended to use them for my own creations, but am now
more inclined to sell them. They have never been played with and are in great
condition. However, some of the whites have yellowed a bit with age. I am having
a dilemma as to what to do with these white parts. Do I list them as new, since
they have never been played with? Do I sort through them and pick out the whitest
ones, and only list those as new? And if so how do I determine how white is
white enough? Do I list the yellowed ones as used and make note of the yellowing?
Do I just keep all white parts out of my inventory to avoid potential unhappy
customers? Any advice is appreciated...................................................................There are people like me who seek good condition 'discolored' bricks. I have been a vintage Lego collector for many years and now that I have many of the 'standard' sets from my favored years (1958-1971) I have morphed into Lego Factory Made (and glued together in the factory) Store Window Display Models (see attached pics). I have about 100Kg of parts all separated up ready for use but these window displays have been exposed to much sunlight and have faded THUS the need for good quality parts such as you describe. Perhaps there is somewhere on Bricklink for these 'specialist' parts to be sold ?!?! I have been a Bricklink member since 2009 but I just cant work out this site. Presently I need some Old Grey bricks from the 1970's but try as I may I just can't work this site out. So perhaps do us both a favor and ask the web site designer to open a vintage brick section and I will do it too. Hope you find a home for your parts, Chris.
 










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In Selling, nologolego writes:
  I have a lot of older parts from sets I parted out many years ago and stored
away. I had originally intended to use them for my own creations, but am now
more inclined to sell them. They have never been played with and are in great
condition. However, some of the whites have yellowed a bit with age. I am having
a dilemma as to what to do with these white parts. Do I list them as new, since
they have never been played with? Do I sort through them and pick out the whitest
ones, and only list those as new? And if so how do I determine how white is
white enough? Do I list the yellowed ones as used and make note of the yellowing?
Do I just keep all white parts out of my inventory to avoid potential unhappy
customers? Any advice is appreciated.

First glance of your post’s title, I thought it some type of chromophobia

It’s a valid concern, Mike. At least in my mind, as well.

Back in the day of buying and selling new bulk minifig parts, I entertained the
idea of avoiding the color all together, as most of what I bought was for longterm
investment. That is, most of what I acquired was to be placed in storage for
some years, before brought out for resell. In fact, I advanced my paranoia to
the level that I considered selling-off all white minifig parts (which was considerable)
at a discount, to avoid this ‘perceived’ issue.

As to any advise: I've none. But there's some solid advise from others
here in this thread.

BTW, I too start to see 'yellowing' in every white piece, when I look
for it. Regardless of the lighting and even in new parts directly from TLG. I've
come to understand it, as an illusion or perception of the mind. For me anyway.

-Cory
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In Selling, popsicle writes:
  In Selling, nologolego writes:
  I have a lot of older parts from sets I parted out many years ago and stored
away. I had originally intended to use them for my own creations, but am now
more inclined to sell them. They have never been played with and are in great
condition. However, some of the whites have yellowed a bit with age. I am having
a dilemma as to what to do with these white parts. Do I list them as new, since
they have never been played with? Do I sort through them and pick out the whitest
ones, and only list those as new? And if so how do I determine how white is
white enough? Do I list the yellowed ones as used and make note of the yellowing?
Do I just keep all white parts out of my inventory to avoid potential unhappy
customers? Any advice is appreciated.

First glance of your post’s title, I thought it some type of chromophobia

It’s a valid concern, Mike. At least in my mind, as well.

Back in the day of buying and selling new bulk minifig parts, I entertained the
idea of avoiding the color all together, as most of what I bought was for longterm
investment. That is, most of what I acquired was to be placed in storage for
some years, before brought out for resell. In fact, I advanced my paranoia to
the level that I considered selling-off all white minifig parts (which was considerable)
at a discount, to avoid this ‘perceived’ issue.

As to any advise: I've none. But there's some solid advise from others
here in this thread.

BTW, I too start to see 'yellowing' in every white piece, when I look
for it. Regardless of the lighting and even in new parts directly from TLG. I've
come to understand it, as an illusion or perception of the mind. For me anyway.

-Cory

Thanks Cory and everyone else who responded. There has been some very good advice
and insights posted here. It has helped. And although I haven't fully decided
on the path I am going to take, I have some guideposts. I will likely cautiously
continue to sell white, making use of fuller disclosure, and better lighting,
and rely on the goodwill of my fellow Bricklinkers..

-Mike